USDA Forest Service
 

Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute

 
This research program is no longer active.
 
   
Education Links
Information Providers
   
   
Managing Disturbance Regimes
   
Pacific Northwest Research Station
   
USFS Research & Development
   
Evaluate Our Service
Your comments and suggestions are very important to our service improvement.

Pacific Northwest Research Station
Blue Mountains National Resources Institute

Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory
1401 Gekeler Lane
La Grande, OR 97850

United States Forest Service.

BMNRI Home > Publications > Abstract: Fire Histories


Publications

Abstract

Fire Histories: Overview of Methods and Applications [ Tech Notes No. 2 (HTML, 23k) ]
by K. Maruoka and J. Agee (University of Washington)


Conclusion

A fire history documents past fire events, which occurred under different climatic and floristic conditions than current conditions. Thus, applying fire history to forest management should be done with caution after considering these influences. Nevertheless, a fire history of an area can provide valuable information about the influence of fire on forest development. This understanding can be used by managers interested in using fire to achieve management goals.


(NOTE: This issue is not available in pdf format)

US Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station, Blue Mountains National Resources Institute
Last Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:42 CST


USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.